Kehila Chadasha (translated, a new community) was founded in 1978 as a community that values Jewish heritage, history, and traditions through education, celebration, music, discussions, and social action. More
That Parsha this week, Mattot, Numbers 30:2 - 32:42, is not pretty. The section on vows is okay but the violence that the Israelites commit to other peoples and doctrine of ethnic cleansing is hard to take. The Parsha concludes with how the spoils of war and lands were to be divided up. Terrible things are done to others in God's name for theological, political, territorial and economic power. Sound familiar?